Kiwi Tim Wilkinson is right in the mix after an impressive opening round at the latest PGA Tour event in Malaysia.

Wilkinson fired a four-under par 68 to be in a tie for fifth, just three shots off the lead.

Hus round included seven birdies, but that excellent work was undone with a bogey on the second and a double bogey on the par-four 13th.

Sweden's Rikard Karlberg leads the field after a round of seven-under 65.

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Meanwhile, Lydia Ko produced a three-under 69 to be amongst the top 20 at the LPGA Tour event in Taiwan.

Ko mixed four birdies with a bogey to sit five shots off the lead held by China's Shanshan Feng.